Equinix Internet Exchange

Equinix Internet Exchange™ aggregates thousands of peering sessions onto a shared fabric, connecting peers at 19 Internet Exchange Point (IXP) locations in 17 global metro areas. The service lowers overall IP transit costs and delivers enhanced end-to-end network performance, speed, and reliability.

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Standard Offerings and Features:

  • Public VLAN—for access to all peering participants
  • Support for industry standard IEEE 802.1Q trunking encapsulation
  • Private VLAN (Required: Unicast Peering VLAN enabled)—for direct bi-lateral peering or communities of interest
  • Access to IX Peering Portal
  • 24x7 Network Operations Center for issue resolution at every site
  • >99.999% uptime guarantee for individual ports
  • Best practice information on peering and interconnection
  • Account, technical and operational support
  • Access to peering community

Internet Exchange Benefits:

  • Carrier-class service including an SLA commitment
  • Access to Equinix events targeted at peering coordinators and network engineers
  • Diverse geographical coverage with a global Equinix Internet Exchange platform
  • Flexible and scalable connectivity options at speeds ranging from 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet) to 10 Gbps (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Route server-based Multi-Lateral Peering Exchange (MLPE) which reduces the number of peering sessions
  • Strategic IX Partnerships:
    • In Europe, Equinix partners with ALP-IX in Munich, AMS-IX and NL-IX in Amsterdam, DE-CIX , KleyReX and DatalX in Frankfurt, ECIX in Dusseldorf, LINX in London, and co-operates CIXP in Geneva in conjunction with CERN.
    • In Asia-Pacific, Equinix has partnerships with BBIX, JPIX and JPNAP in Tokyo.

IX Peering Portal

The IX Portal provides detailed sFlow-based traffic statistics and charting, participant reports for all Equinix Internet Exchange locations, technical details on the service including jitter statistics and peering partner suggestions.

Features:

  • sFlow-based data and charting tools
  • Participant lists for each Internet Exchange location
  • Network health reports
  • Network topology diagrams and information
  • Peering events calendar

Visit the IX Peering Portal 

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